August 16, 2021–11:18 a.m.
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE/FLOYD COUNTY EMA
A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Northwest Georgia including Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Polk, Chattooga, and Paulding Counties from late tonight through Wednesday morning.
Rainfall associated with Tropical Storm Fred will begin to move into North and Central Georgia early Tuesday morning and spread across the area through the day.
Two to five inches of rain is expected through the flash flood watch, with isolated heavier amounts.
Heavy rainfall on top of saturated soils will lead to flash flooding.
As Fred moves through, additional bands of rainfall may cause training of storms through Wednesday morning that may exacerbate or lead to additional flash flood issues.